IB PYP Primary Teacher

International School of SienaItaly

The International School of Siena is seeking to appoint a Primary Teacher to join us in September 2021. (Possibility of more than 1 position available in upper PYP - Grade 4, 5, 6)

Candidates must hold an EU Passport:                                                             
Ireland, Spain, Germany, France, Poland etc

Candidates should be well-qualified, committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding.

As interviews will be held on a rolling basis, we encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible, we reserve the right to appoint before the deadline.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday 23rd April 2021

The Position:

Is committed to an Inquiry Based approach to teaching and learning. 

Has at least two years recent experience of delivering the PYP. 

Has experience of working with student on the PYP Exhibition. (PYPx) 

Has good collaborative skills and is a team player.  

Has good technology skills, including the use of Managebac, Seesaw and supporting the use of iPad’s in the classroom. 

Is able to contribute to curriculum development in the school in the area of Language, Mathematics or Science.  

Is flexible and shows initiative.  

We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with qualifications and experience working with children in the upper primary years. Candidates should be committed to high standards, interested in using innovative approaches to learning, and enthusiastic about promoting international understanding. A strong commitment to purposeful teaching, collaborative planning and open communication is essential.

Our classrooms are exciting centres of collaborative learning and this extends to the philosophy and vision of relations between teachers and families. We believe that collaboration with families is of particular importance and our teachers interact comfortably and confidently with parents as well as being imaginative and flexible classroom practitioners.

We expect high standards in teaching and learning with a special awareness to language acquisition and literacy since the majority of students do not have English as their mother tongue.

The school has 1:1 tablet learning from Grades three to six and all teachers use iPads in their regular activities. Staff are provided with personal iPads for the duration of their time at school and each student has a personal iPad for use in school and at home.

Applicants must be willing to be active, positive energy, flexible participants in a hard-working team of teachers.

All staff are required to offer after school activities as part of our Enrichment Programme.

The initial contract will be for the completion of this academic year after which there would be the possibility of converting the contract into a permanent position of employment.

Essential characteristics:

• To hold "Certified Teaching Status" or equivalent qualifications;

• To have had a minimum of two years teaching experience with students of primary age;

• To be an EU passport holder or already be in possession of a valid visa that enables to work in Italy.

Previous experience with IB programmes is sought but not required and official IB training will be offered, together with relocation assistance.

The School The International School of Siena is focused on facilitating a meaningful education which is based on high achievement and inquiry based learning.

The school consists of small classes, one class per grade. Our IB programmes provide each student with opportunities to explore, inquire and develop confidence as well as equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for the 21st century. Our school is based in a new purpose built facility which includes a spacious indoor gymnasium, well designed classrooms, Drama studio, Libraries and science labs with on-going developments of the external facilities.

We are an International Baccalaureate World School delivering all three programmes: Primary Years, Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma.  The school is one of several very successful Italian schools belonging to ISE (the International Schools of Europe) which in turn are part of Inspired, a worldwide network of premium schools. (www.inspirededu.co.uk), offering global best practice and professional development.

Why work with us:

A knowledgeable and talented staff body committed to supporting the very best in student achievement.

IB professional development during employment

Support settling in to Italy with our Relocation Agents

An international campus in Siena, Italy and a school where teachers are respected as professionals and afforded autonomy to teach in the most innovative and effective ways.

TES Application form to be completed with Letter of application outlining Experience and suitability to position as PYP Teacher;

optional attached documents: CV with photo;

Applications will only be considered via TES and not emailed direct to the school.

Contact details of three referees (one of which must be current supervisor from most recent appointment and include your current Principal or Head Teacher).

The successful candidate will be expected to begin work at the end of August 2021, before which date a criminal records check will need to be completed as part of our child safeguarding policy.

More information about the school can be found on our website at http://internationalschoolsgroup.it/school/siena.

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